Functional water is leading the US market for beauty foods whilst
the dairy industry is failing to recognize the opportunities of
this growing sector, according to a report by journal New Nutrition
Manufacturers of colour cosmetics are tapping into trends from
other segments of the beauty industry and seeking to provide
convenience for the busy consumer to prevent sales from stagnating,
according to Euromonitor.
Despite significant growth in the Indian cosmetics and toiletries
market in recent years, per capita cosmetics consumption still
remains the lowest in Asia, according to the Associated Chambers of
Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
The merger and acquisition highlights for 2007 include
consolidation in the natural and organics market, further
acquisitions by the biggest players and rumors concerning the
future ownership of Clarins and Estee Lauder.